It’s me…Laura Langston. I am the owner and Director of Therapy Services at Langston Pediatric Therapy. I graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI in 2000, and completed a Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy at Midwestern University in 2002. Soon after graduating (or maybe even before), I had a dream of opening an amazing clinic focused on children and their families, where they could learn and develop. My dream started to turn into reality when I was asked by a parent of a child I saw at school to continue therapy over the summer. I agreed, and with the help of one single parent, who saw the potential my services could have on her son, I learned the winding roads of insurance billing. Soon, through word of mouth, more and more families were seeking my services. On December 28, 2010, Langston Pediatric Therapy opened its doors!! It’s hard to believe it has been almost 10 years ago that this journey officially started. I am beyond thankful for my amazingly supportive husband, 2 beautiful boys, many wonderful therapists who inspire me every day with their enthusiasm and passion to help children, and the countless kids and families that have found their way into my heart forever! I sincerely thank each and every one of you for allowing me to be a part of your story.
My specialty is Sensory Integration. This is what I am most passionate about, and I am inspired by Dr. Jean Ayres, the developer of Sensory Integration Theory, to reach as many children as I can. I also enjoy working with children who have difficulties with motor planning, handwriting, oculomotor dysfunction, and other developmental delays. I am excited to be a part of this community to develop a relationship with each and every one of you who look for our support.
Welcome to Langston Pediatric Therapy!!!
“…have you ever looked up in the sky at night and seen the brightest stars with the less bright stars surrounding them. The bright stars anyone can see, but the less bright stars are the most interesting. Those are the stars I want to touch.” – Dr. Jean Ayres
Hey there! My name is Mary Cassady, and I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. I graduated with my Associates Degree in 2022 and moved from Michigan in early 2023. When I am not working I stay busy with my puppy Otto and traveling to see family. I went into OT with the goal to help kids reach their full potential and live life to the fullest! I am so excited to start my journey as a COTA with Langston Pediatric Therapy. I look forward to learning and growing with my patients!
Hi! I am Nicole Kaminsky, a Speech-Language Pathologist at Langston Pediatric Therapy. I have been a part of this wonderful Langston Pediatric family since 2014. I graduated with my bachelors from Elmhurst College and went on to obtain my masters at Governors State University. I am a member of Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association (ISHA) and American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). In my years as an SLP, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of ages and disorders. I have a passion for working with families to best support their child’s communication needs. I truly believe speech-language therapy should be fun, functional, and family oriented. I am truly blessed to be a part of this amazing career!
Hi! I am Sarah Gallichio, a Speech-Language Pathologist at Langston Pediatric Therapy. I have been serving children as member of the Langston Pediatric family since 2020. I graduated with my bachelors from Augustana College in 2018 and went on to obtain my masters at St. Ambrose University where I graduated in 2020. My biggest goal for my speech room is to create a language enriched environment that will facilitate learning, appreciate each child’s individual needs, and ultimately be a place for your child to have fun. I want each child I work with to enjoy speech-language therapy and to look forward to improving their skills. Communication is a right that everyone deserves access to. It is my mission to ensure that my clients and their families have access to communication in order to successfully exchange their wants, needs, thoughts, and ideas. I am so grateful for the opportunities that Langston has given me and I cannot wait to explore further opportunities with your family!
Hello! I am Ashley McDermott and I am a Speech Language Pathologist-CF at Langston Pediatric Therapy. I completed a clinical rotation at Langston during graduate school and I am so happy to be back! I received my bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University in 2021 where I double majored in Communication Sciences, Disorders, and Psychology. I then went on to receive my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Elmhurst University in 2023. I have had a wide variety of clinical experiences within private practice, school, and acute care medical settings and have enjoyed treating both pediatric and adult populations. I have a special admiration for children because of their positive energy and willingness to learn and am especially interested in pediatric language, pediatric feeding, and AAC. My ultimate goal as a speech pathologist is to foster communicative independence and to strengthen functional speech/language skills using individualized, evidence-based methods that are fun and motivating for clients. I am so excited for the opportunity to work alongside the wonderful therapists at Langston and for the opportunity to work with your family!